Postdoc position in large language models (LLM) for automotive

As a postdoctoral candidate, you are free to choose your own research topic within the context of large language models for automotive. You will be working closely with both academia and industry to develop and test your ideas and research.

Project description
This project is a close collaboration between AIXLab at Chalmers and Volvo Group. At AIXLab, our primary objective is to develop technical solutions that enhance the industrial usability of AI. In partnership with Volvo Group, we aim to advance natural language processing techniques, specifically leveraging the capabilities of Large Language Models (LLMs), tailored for the automotive sector. The overarching objective is to create a robust framework for the development of domain-specific LLMs.

Information about the division and the department
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is a joint department at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, with activities on two campuses in the city of Gothenburg. The department has around 270 employees from over 30 countries. Our research has a wide span, from theoretical foundations to applied systems development. We provide high quality education at Bachelor's, Master's and graduate levels, offering over 120 courses each year. We also have extensive national and international collaborations with academia, industry and society.

Major responsibilities
The primary research objective would be to adapt open-source LLMs to automate tasks in the automotive domain. These tasks can span a variety of areas, ranging from in-vehicle functionality to productivity in vehicle engineering. Successful candidates are expected to research, identify, propose, and evaluate effective recipes for adapting LLMs to automotive domains and tasks.

Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. The position may also include teaching on undergraduate and master's levels as well as supervising master's and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

To qualify for this position, you must have a doctoral degree in computer science or a related field. You should have a strong background in Python programming, natural language processing, and deep learning. Experience with developing large language models will be considered a significant advantage.

You must hold a doctoral degree awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers).

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Swedish is not a requirement but Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

Contract terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.

We offer
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg
Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20230512 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.
• Attach the three most relevant publications.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 2023-12-01


For questions, please contact:
Assistant professor, Yinan Yu, Computing Science division,

Expert Platform Architect - Artificial Intelligence, Parthasarathy Dhasarathy,

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position.

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!


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